An Ajax official revealed the club did everything they could to keep Erik ten Hag and Cristiano Ronaldo on hold after scoring a 60th hat-trick of his career in the win over Norwich City.
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Erik ten Hag has spent the last week downplaying the rumors of a move to Manchester United.
But ahead of Ajax’s KNVB Cup final defeat by PSV, a club official may have inadvertently revealed that the Dutchman will be leaving the Netherlands for England.
Meanwhile, Man United beat Norwich City at Old Trafford this weekend thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick and the striker had a message for the footballing world.
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Fernandez on transfer rumours
Manchester United are reported to be looking for a central midfielder in the summer transfer window.
One player who has been linked with the club is Enzo Fernandez, a defensive Argentine who currently plays for River Plate.
With a release clause of £16million and scouts set to watch him mid-week, talk of the possibility of a deal is increasing.
Ajax boss breaks the line
Ten Hag has done a great job refusing to answer questions about his upcoming move to Manchester United but an Ajax staffer may have let him down.
The Dutch club were in action in the KNVB Cup final on Sunday night, losing 2-1 to PSV. Ahead of kick-off, Ajax’s Gerry Hamstra was asked about the club’s efforts to keep Ten Hag and he admitted the 52-year-old could leave the Eredivisie.
Speak with ESPN Netherlands Hamstra said: “We have two scenarios: we really hope he stays, it makes sense there’s interest in him. And if he doesn’t stay, we have to be prepared for the second scenario.”
Ronaldo hungry for goals
One player who might not be part of Ten Hag’s plans is Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored his 60th hat-trick of his playing career on Saturday.
United struggled to beat Norwich and needed a performance from Ronaldo to secure all three points. Never satisfied, former real Madrid The striker has now targeted more goals and warned the world on social media.
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